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HomeinsuranceAmericans with private insurance may pay more than Medicare patients

Americans with private insurance may pay more than Medicare patients

On average, hospitals charged private insurance providers 254% more than what Medicare would have paid for the same services, a new study found. Photo by Adobe Stock/HealthDay News
Having private insurance may not be all it is cracked up to be when it comes to hospital bills, new research warns. In a report published Monday by the nonprofit research institute RAND Corp., researchers discovered that patients with private health insurance may wind up paying more for procedures or tests performed during their stay than Medicare patients do. Advertisement
On average, hospitals charged private insurance providers 254% more than what Medicare would have paid for the same services.

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